Michelle Englefield finished her BA in Fine Art at Coventry University last year, and was granted a place on Coventry Artspace’s 2017/18 Graduate Residency Initiative. Each year recent graduates can apply for this great personal development opportunity, which includes a year of free studio space, use of their city centre gallery, financial support to visit another cultural event, plus lots of chance to gain knowledge and expertise from other industry professionals.
What type of artist would you describe yourself as?
I’d describe myself as a sculpture and installation artist.
What mediums do you use?
Found objects made from natural materials.
What themes do you explore in your work?
Most of my work is autobiographical.
Who and what do you draw inspiration from?
I mainly draw inspiration from personal experiences and artists like Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin.
What projects will you be working on during your residency with Artspace?
I am currently also doing a Masters in Contemporary Arts Practice. The residency has been a massive safe haven to spent time to work on my practise and the theme of the aftermath of trauma.
What have you hoped to accomplish during your residency?
Lots of networking opportunities and a personal growth in my practise along side a exhibition.
What are your future plans as a Visual Artist?
Strengthen and continuing my practise through exhibiting and a achieving a job in the creative industry.
Where can people find out more about you?
You can find me on Facebook @MichelleEnglefieldArt
And on Instagram @xreddangelx
Applications are now open for Coventry Artspace’s 2018/19 Graduate in Residence, and this year are offering two places. Application closed on 24th June.
Find out how you can apply here: